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Fixing flathead dipstick mount

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 37slantback, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. 37slantback
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    My 50 flathead had a loose dipstick mount so I pulled the pan today. The mount rivets had been drilled out and machine screws put in with nuts on the inside of the pan. The nuts vibrated loose. Will nyloc nuts and some locktite work to secure the mount? What is the recommendation for this?
    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. junk yard kid
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    Weld them. Or whack the threads with a center punch. Or wave locks.


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  3. dudley32
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    be careful some of those pieces are pot metal...had one break on me...
     
  4. 37slantback
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    Thanks guys. Any other suggestions or experiences?
     

  5. Kiwi 4d
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    Make a 1/4 steel triangular plate to match the boss and drill and tap it place it inisde the sump using a quality sealant and sandwich the lot together job done.
     
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  6. AVater
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    Good suggestions--probably don't want nuts swimming in the oil pan
     
  7. 37slantback
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    Yeah, that I already have. Thanks guys
     
  8. alchemy
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    I used nylock nuts on mine and it hasn't come apart yet in about nine years of operation.
     
  9. The 39 guy
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    Dip Stick Modification.jpg
    I bought this kit several years ago. I don't remember where I bought it. But making a plate like this as Kiwi 4d suggested should work well.
     
  10. rusty rocket
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    x2 for me havent had an isuue since I got mine on the road in 2007.
     
  11. Mike51Merc
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    I used copper rivets, but I'd easily trust nylock nuts.
     
  12. 37slantback
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    Thanks all! Lots of good ideas and options. I even thought about a small plate with PEM nuts pressed in.

    What's the recommdation on pan gaskets and seals?
     

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